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Poster: truckin52073 Date: Sep 3, 2011 3:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The Earl Scruggs Revue (Dead Related Sort Of)

I'm sure I'm like a l lot of head who got into Bluegrass via Garcia, that being the case I decided to learn the banjo. In my opinion I think it's important when learning any new art to go back and study the master. For example, when I wanted to play blues guitar I went back and studied Robert Johnson, Elmore James, ect...

I think it's impossible for any banjo player to not study Earl Scruggs. Anyway, I'm totally stuck on this guy. I bought his instructional book. Side note, I've bought tons of instructional books over the years found the Scruggs book to be the gold standard of all of them. But I digress, in one section of the book he talks about the rock acts he has shared the stage with over the course of 70 yrs of playing professionally. The Grateful Dead being one of them. I can only assume it was when the Earl Scruggs Revue was up and running. Or, when Flatt and Scruggs played San Francisco in the late 60's. Do any you remember this at all?

Also, I've totally immersed myself in Live at Kansas State and Austin City Limits. It is simply some of the most energetic music I've ever heard. His boys Gary, Randy and Steve can flat out play. So...I guess the point of all this is. I'm trying to find some live bootlegs of the Earl Scruggs Revue and I figure if anyone knows where to find some it would be Deadhead. I've done several internet searches and can't find anything except for a 12 min. snippet from Wolfgang's Vault. Any help or information would be great. Thanks.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Sep 3, 2011 4:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Earl Scruggs Revue (Dead Related Sort Of)

I found one here.


There were four here.


More than likely some of our more knowledgeable bluegrass fan forumites will come along with some suggestions.